Grants and awards

VNOP Dissertation Award

The award for the best dissertation is a biennial prize that is granted to the best dissertation written by VNOP members and supervised by at least one VNOP member. The dissertations have to be defended during the period of two years between March 1st of the year of the previous conference to March 1st of the year of the actual VNOP conference. The prize consists of a certificate and 250 euro. Please see this document for detailed list of criteria and regulations.

The winners of the VNOP Dissertation Award have been:

2016

  • Eeske van Roekel: “Lonely reflections: Variations in adolescents’ trait and state loneliness”
  • Marlene Meyer: “The developing brain in action”

2018

  • Meike Slagt: Red cheeks, sweaty palms, and coy-smiles: The role of emotional and socio-cognitive disturbances in child social anxiety”

2020

  • Lorijn Zaadnoordijk: “Discovering structure in the confusion: An interdisciplinary approach to studying the sense of agency and its development”

 

Paul van Geert Award

The Paul van Geert award is a biennial prize that is granted to the best paper concerning a dynamic approach to psychological development, written by AIO’s or post-docs. The paper may be theoretical, methodological or empirical, as long as it addresses a dynamic approach to developmental processes in psychology.

The papers have to be published during the period of two years between March 1st of the year of the previous conference to March 1st of the year of the actual VNOP conference. The authors should be AIO or post doc at the time of submission of the paper. The prize consists of a certificate and 250 euro. Please see this document for detailed list of criteria and regulations.

The winners of the Paul van Geert Award have been:

2018

  • Eddie Brummelman: “The praise paradox: When and why praise backfires in children with low self-esteem”
  • Mandy van der Gaag: Micro-level Mechanisms of Identity Development: the Role of Emotional Experiences in Commitment Development”
  • Naomi de Ruiter-Wilcox: Explaining the “How” of Self-esteem Development: The Self-Organising Self-esteem Model”

2020

  • Stefanos Mastrotheodoros: “Day-to-day spillover and long-term transmission of interparental conflict to adolescent–mother conflict: The role of mood

 

Grants provided by the VNOP

Support may be granted for initiatives concerned with the valorisation, advancement or promotion of research in developmental psychology from either single researchers or groups that are member of the VNOP. Examples may include support towards a project, conference, seminar, workshop, or exhibition. The grant will vary according to the characteristics of the proposed activity, but is unlikely to exceed € 1000 and to be more than 30% of the total costs.

The event has to take place in the Netherlands or in Belgium.

If fees are requested for attendance of the event the VNOP may ask you to ask a reduced fee for VNOP members. No more than one request per calendar-year per organization unit can be granted. Beware that in complicated and exceptional cases the VNOP board has to be consulted, which may slow down the decision process.

Applicants should fill out an application form and submit it to the secretary of the VNOP with the following e-mail address: G.H.vanRoekel@uvt.nl